Me Wants It: Valerie Mayen, McQueen, Choo and more!
Did you know that Cleveland, OH holds its own Fashion Week every May?
Or that Seasons 3, 6 and 7 also each had one contestant from the state?
Or that at least ten different Ohio schools offer degrees in Fashion Design?
Most people don’t think “fashion” when they think of Cleveland, yet fashion is an important facet of the city.
Project Runway kicked off it’s 8th Season last week. During the premiere episode we were introduced to another local contestant: Valerie Mayen. Although she’s been sworn to secrecy regarding the show, the local buzz is that she may be among the final contestants competing for top prize. Valerie’s designs, and her shop Yellowcake, are well known amongst Clevelanders who do follow fashion. This weeks edition of “Me Wants It” includes two coats from her etsy shop that would be perfect for those chilly Cleveland days that are around the corner.
I love the name of this Valerie Mayen coat: The Blue Kangaroo. How cute is that, and how great is the color?
This white Valerie Mayen coat is also just as lust-worthy. Great shape, excellent-looking construction. I don’t know which coat I like more.
This military-inspired Jack by BB Dakota coat is not as luxe as Mayen’s pieces, but it is still on trend.
Moving on to footwear, first up are these Frye Over the Knee Boots in distressed, pebbled leather. I can’t decide between smoke and black. Which do you prefer?
Then we have these Jimmy Choo suede ankle boots. I love this take on shearling – very glamorous.
Saks Fifth Avenue NYC recently announced that it would begin carrying some designs in size 14 (and up) in (extremely) limited numbers. In the meantime, I can pretend the two dresses come in my size.
I love the exposed lining and frayed wool in this Alexander McQueen’s distressed pencil dress.
There is a definite vintage feel to this printed silk dress by Erdem. All it needs is a pen necklace like the one Joan wears on Mad Men!
My weekly bag pick is this Sara Berman studded slouch bag. Check out the different sizes of the studs on the bottom of the bag. It’s a softer look than the studded bags of the past few seasons.
Finally we have this simple necklace by Gorjana. I’m a huge fan of her line, and this piece is no exception.
What are you coveting? What Fall trends are you most excited about?